Ring 8 and WBC To Honor Late Dwyer and Mazzarella

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WBC & RING 8 TO HONOR THE LATE JOE DWYER & TONY MAZZARELLA
AT THE NEW YORK STATE BOXING HALL OF FAME 2015 INDUCTION DINNER
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, AT RUSSO'S ON THE BAY, HOWARD BEACH, NY

NEW YORK (Apr. 1, 2015) – The World Boxing Council (WBC) and Ring 8 will honor the late Joe Dwyer and Tony Mazzarella at the fourth annual New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, Sunday afternoon (12:30-5:30 p.m. ET), April 26 at Russo's On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman will make a special presentation to Dwyer's family. Ring 8 will make presentations to the Dwyer and Mazzarella families. Dwyer and Mazzarella, both longtime Ring 8 members, passed away earlier this year. Dwyer was president of the North American Boxing Federation (NABF). Mazzarella, who served many years as Ring 8's treasurer, was a major influence in the founding of the NYSBHOF.

NYSBHOF Class of 2015
Boxers
WBC junior welterweight champion & Vietnam Veteran Saoul Mamby – Bronx/Brooklyn
WBA junior middleweight title challenger Joey Giambra – Buffalo
1961 National Golden Gloves champion Johnny Persol – Brooklyn
Two-time world welterweight title challenger Harold Weston – New York City
WBO middleweight champion Lonnie Bradley – Harlem

(Deceased)
World light heavyweight champion Paul Berlenbach – Astoria
“Uncrowned” world welterweight champion Billy Graham – Manhattan's Eastside
2-Time World flyweight champion Frankie Genaro – New York City
World middleweight & welterweight champion Tommy Ryan – Redwood/Syracuse
World light heavyweight champion Jimmy Slattery – Buffalo

Non-Participants
NYSBHOF & Ring 8 president Bob Duffy – Manhattan/Massapequa Park
Journalist Mike Katz – Bronx
Trainer Tommy Gallagher – Howard Beach
Promoter/cutman Bob Miller – Albany
Gleason's Gym owner Bruce Silverglade – Brooklyn

(Deceased)
Trainer Charley Goldman – Brooklyn
MSG matchmaker Harry Markson – Kingston
Promoter Cedric Kushner – Manhattan
MSG matchmaker Jimmy Johnson – New York City
Journalist Damon Runyon – Manhattan
Manager/matchmaker Al Weill – New York City

Renowned ring announcer David Diamante will once again serve as the event's Master of Ceremonies.

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